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Sandy Creek Nature Center

  • 205 Old Commerce Rd.|
  • Athens GA 30601
  • 706.613.3615

Featuring 225 acres of woodlands and wetlands, the Sandy Creek Nature Center is a gateway to outdoor exploration. More than 4 miles of trails and an ADA interpretive trail are available with connections to the North Oconee River Greenway and Cook's Trail.

The SPLOST-funded Education and Visitor Center includes live reptiles, amphibians, marine and freshwater aquariums, interactive natural history exhibits, and an incredible resource library all housed in an eco-friendly building. There is also a circa 1815 Log House and several wildlife observation areas on site.

Come and explore their small planetarium and newly expanded exhibit hall with interactive learning centers that feature the wetlands, coastal, woodlands, agriculatural and  urban environments of Northeast Georgia. The Frog Pond Shop with its variety of nature-based gifts is popular with all ages. The shop is open during nature center hours.

Sandy Creek Nature Center, nestled among 250 acres of woodland, fields, and marshland, provides a secluded, tranquil setting for a meeting, conference, or retreat. The Education and Visitor Center is a multi-use building featuring live animal exhibits, meeting rooms, and an earth-friendly, energy-saving design. The Walker Hall Complex, a quiet retreat in the woods, includes meeting rooms, outdoor decks, nearby trails, and exhibits.

Meeting Features:
•Picnic and recreational areas along the Greenway riverwalk
•Exhibit galleries

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    Naturalist's Walk at Sandy Creek Nature Center

    • Location: Sandy Creek Nature Center
    • 8/20/16
    • “Naturalist’s Walks” are planned for Saturdays July 16, and August 20 from 10 –…
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    Nature's Trading Post

    • 8/20/16
    • Do you like to collect things you find in nature? Do you enjoy exploring and…
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    Fred Birchmore Memorial 5K and Fun Run

    • Location: Sandy Creek Nature Center
    • 9/11/16
    • Athens native Fred Birchmore was always ready to begin his next adventure! Fred…
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    Journey Through the Stars

    • Location: Sandy Creek Nature Center
    • 9/17/16
    • Native American Skies . Come discover the myths and legends of Native Americans.…
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